police torture

 
Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa
Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa
Judge Billy Mothle presiding over the reopening of the Ahmed Timol inquest last week ruled that the death of Timol in 1971 at John Vorster Square...
Time to stop shocking us into submission
Time to stop shocking us into submission
In South Africa, various types...
Court damns Krejcir investigation
Court damns Krejcir investigation
The integrity of the investigating officer in the kidnapping and attempted murder case against Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was torn to shreds by...
Torture is still widespread in South Africa
Torture is still widespread in South Africa
Freedom from torture is the one human right...
Campaign to stop torture and cruelty
Campaign to stop torture and cruelty
South Africa's failure to criminalise torture in domestic law leaves many citizens vulnerable to gross human rights abuses while in state custody,...
Prisons minister visits 'torture victim'
Prisons minister visits 'torture victim'
An inmate who was allegedly tortured by warders at the Pretoria Central Prison received a visit from Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe...
ICD probes torture complaints against Belville cops
ICD probes torture complaints against Belville cops
The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) is investigating 29 complaints of torture, one of which allegedly resulted in the death of a person,...
Nigerian police kill and torture suspects, claims report
Nigerian police kill and torture suspects, claims report
Many members of the Nigerian police are more likely to commit crimes than prevent them, a report claimed today.
Hawks in new torture scandals
Hawks in new torture scandals
The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) is investigating the widespread use of torture on suspects by members of the elite police unit, the...
Mozambique top cop jailed for torture, killing
Mozambique top cop jailed for torture, killing
A Mozambican former top cop has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for leading a mission that resulted in the torture and killing of a suspected...
The torture force
The torture force
Fourteen years after the demise of apartheid, specialised units of the South African Police Service are still using torture to extract confessions...